Russian Defense Ministry to Buy at Least 1 PAK FA Fighter Squadron in 2017

The Russian Defense Ministry plans to purchase at least one Sukhoi T-50 (PAK FA) fifth-generation fighter squadron next year, Deputy Minister Yuri Borisov said Wednesday.

“Mass production of the PAK FA will start in 2017, according to the plan. We will buy at least one squadron of these aircraft in the first batch,”

Borisov told reporters at the Army-2016 military forum near Moscow. The T-50, equipped with advanced avionics and all-digital flight systems, is set to become the first operational stealth aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces.

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